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Czech Republic’s Tiny Muslim Community Subject to Hate

Walking along the idyllic streets of Prague just blocks away from the famed Wenceslas Square, 38-year-old Palestinian-born Raed Shaikh stopped to point out a halal grocery store he and the…

Alabama Evangelicals Prove Their Hypocrisy

The fact that we need to have this conversation today, tells us everything we need to know about how far from grace the republican party has fallen. They are now…

Mark Halperin Now Faces a Dozen Sexual Harassment Accusers

(NEWSER) – CNN reported Friday that four more women have leveled allegations of sexual harassment against journalist Mark Halperin. The news channel said that one woman claimed Halperin masturbated in her presence after she…

Daylight Saving Time Sucks-Now We Have to Wait Until Next Week To Fall Back

I loathe Daylight Savings Time (DST).  I want it dark early evening and light early morning.  I don't want that bright and shining cyclops still hanging in the sky at…

Right Wing or Left Wing: The Dangers of Pigeonhole Polarization

Here in our relatively comfortable western democracies we have many rights. If I listed them all then I would be typing - well, a list really. That would be pretty…

Facebook: A Rodeo of Rage

It's hard to quit the rodeo of rage - that morning boost as the hormones kick in and you feel smart and purposeful. Then there's the companionship (in a way)…

J. Edgar Hoover Set Out To Convince Public Oswald Killed JFK

A memo written by FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, released among 2,800 declassified records relating to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, has shown how in the days after Lee Harvey…

Michel de Montaigne: What Do I Know?

by Glenn R. Geist “By Diverse means we arrive at the same end.” Thus begin the essays of Michel de Montaigne. It’s both hopeful and ominous and also a warning…

Of Death and Family

Of Death and Family is a strange title for an article, I know.  Makes it sounds kind of ominous.  I guess you will have to read and make that determination for yourself…

A Tale of Two Ricks and New Mexico’s 47 percent

This past Saturday, October 11th, 2014, Rick Lopez, running for state treasurer, told us all an admirable story about how he grew up from very poor beginnings to become the successful…

Politics: Special Favors For Special People

When I ask this question, it is usually after I am forced to witness yet again, public servants and citizens contorting themselves into “Pork Whores”. Of course, one man’s pork…

Are You Afraid Of Death?

Amongst the conversations of these scientist arose the question, "do you fear death?" This led me me to wonder, how many people actually do fear death? …

Motivating Ten Year Old Kids by Embarassment

I have been teaching at the post secondary level since 1974 which means I am an old codger. Generally speaking most of my students expect me to be grumpy, strict…

Digital Rage: Don’t Engage the Crazy

Anonymity and incivility on the high seas of the cyber-sphere. Don't say things on the internet you wouldn't say straight to someone's face.…

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